VT MAK, a Vision Technologies Systems Inc. (VT Systems) company, appointed retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William Cole as the new President and CEO.

Cole completed a career in the Army that included deployments to Iraq during Operation Desert Storm and Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. He held several program management positions during his Army career and served in the Pentagon on the Army Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense staff. Cole was also the Commanding General of Natick Labs in Natick, Massachusetts, from December 2013 to November 2015. He most recently served as the Army’s Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI), in Orlando, Florida.

VT Systems Chairman and CEO General John Coburn, says Cole’s experience as an Army program manager and leader of PEO-STRI will help lead MAK into a new period of growth.